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Cooking is Fantastic

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Cooking is Fantastic!




Kids learning how to cook is a fantastic and fun way for them to learn a new skill as they grow and develop. Learning how to prepare and then cook food teaches kids about healthy eating, balanced meals and how to use tasty ingredients. The best thing about learning how to cook means that you can look after yourself as you move through life.


Weights and Measurements


When you open your first recipe book you will notice lots of weights and measurements. Some of these are listed below:

  • Grams (g)
  • Kilograms (kg)
  • Pounds (lb)
  • Ounces (oz)
  • Litres (l)
  • Centilitres (cl)
  • Millilitres (ml)
  • Fluid Ounces (fl oz)


Other weights and mesures that recipe books may use include cups and spoons. With spoon sizes a teaspoon is the smallest and tablespoon is the biggest. Packaged items like meat shows the weight on the package in grams (g) or pounds (lb).


Keep Your Kitchen Area Clean


Keeping a clean kitchen starts with a clean cooking area. Make sure your cooking area is always clean before you start. The key is to clean as you go and try and keep the cooking area clean and tidy when you have finished. It is important that you:


  • Always wash your hands before you start to cook
  • Wear and apron to protect your clothing
  • Run a bowl of hot soapy water and place your dirty items in it as you cook
  • Use seperate chooping boards and knifes with raw meat
  • If you cook with raw meat or raw eggs, wash your hands and wipe your surface immediately.


Stay Safe When Cooking


Before you even commence cooking it is important that you read the recipe instructions. Start by gathering together all of your ingredients as outlined in the recipe. Make sure you ask for assistance from an adult when you are cutting with a sharp knife. Always try and use a dry oven mitt to move hot items in and out of the oven. Try and place hot dishes on a protected surface and never touch a hot dish with your bare hands.




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